Sugar was in high demand during the 1500s and 1600s, and the fertile coasts of the Carribean and Brazil made for a perfect environment. Sugar cane was just the tip of the iceberg: Europeans soon discovered crops native to the Americas that heavily impacted world economy, a prime example being the potato. Because the potato is a tuber, and therefor grows under-ground, it could be cultivated in the inhospitable lands of northern Europe and Asia. It quickly became the food of soldiers, industrial workers,
Food such as maize, sweet potatoes, chili peppers, pineapples, and cassavas all arrived in China. The potato was the most important crop that reached China however. Because potatoes grew well in the mountains, the Chinese were encouraged to settle in mountainous areas. The sweet potato became the third most important crop in China, after rice and wheat. The vegetable was nutritious and easy to grow.
The Columbian Exchange refers to the reestablishment of the Old and New World including the changes of plants, animals and bacteria. The New World contained many new resources that the Europeans have never seen before, therefore this led to many changes that they would have to get used to very quickly. The exchange of crops such as maize to China and white potato to Ireland are stimulant to population growth in the Old World. This impacted the lives of the people in Europe because of the shift in their food supply. Due to theses new products, changes needed to be made in prices.
The Columbian Exchange was the widespread transfer of plants, animals, and bacterial life between new world and old world, following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and lasting throughout the years of expansion and discovery. The Columbian Exchange not only brought gains, but also losses and it had dramatic and lasting effects on the world. The plants involved in the Columbian exchange changed both the economy and the culture of the new and old worlds. In addition to discovering New World plants, many plants were brought from the Old World and became hugely successful in the Americas. Among the plant brought from the Old World the sugarcane was the most popular.
As European explorers and those who followed them searched for different trade routes, two biologically distinct worlds were brought into contact when contact between the explorers and the indigenous people of the new worlds. Some of that exchange involved food crops, spread of disease, and human populations, yet some of the effects from the exchanges had differing results. While some of the population dwindled through the spread of disease, yet others thrived through the increase of food supplies. The results of the Columbian Exchange created a lasting effect in which the history of the world is altered. The Columbian Exchange introduced new food and crops to European, Asian, and American fields.
Although foods are easy to reach, soon fresh meat and coffee, fresh fruits and vegetables became scarce. However, the Confederates had to scavenge for fresh fruits and vegetables.
The English colonized North America for several different economic reasons. Basically, they found goods that had a market in Europe. The English that settled New England found timber that was great for building ships. The English that settled the middle colonies of New York and Pennsylvania found good farmland that was great for growing food that could be sold in Europe. Finally, the English that colonized the southern colonies found that area was good for growing cash crops like tobacco.
It attracted and bought many European emigrants settlers, and they form colonies in today world the United States of America. The natural resources and environmental factors created an excellent economy opportunity. It paved the way for globalization and established the today use of advanced technology making America what it is
The direct encounter between the European explorers and the native population had had consequences on numerous issues and their interaction led to dominance of the ideas and beliefs. In the context of Columbian Exchange, the old world, roughly consisting of the western countries gained in a number of ways-discoveries of new supply of metals and new prosperous crops and vast arable land (Qian, 2010). The consequences from their interaction gave rise to the improvement in trade as a result of exploring new routes to promote trade and the scientific exploration which eventually allowed Europe to stand out in the global system in the late 17th century. However, along with those improvements, there are many negative consequences that arose as a result of European exploration that still have devastating impacts on the world system today and which are still highly debated
In three of the world's oldest civilizations, the development of Agriculture proved surprisingly similar. Despite long distances between each culture, especially in the case of Mesoamerica, all three developed “staple” crops that proved very important for their food sources (BBC, FAO, Nair, National Geographic). While China and the Indus River Valley domesticated various animals for food, Mesoamerica did not rely on domesticated animals nearly as much (BBC, Nair), not even for labor (FAO). Although the types of crops they grew resulted in different diets for all three civilizations, the Neolithic Revolution remained the fundamental basis for all their nutritional development (BBC, FAO, Nair). Even with various different features in climate,